November 5 ~ Read

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Settle in for some cozy reading this season and give readers on your list something extra to smile about. Enjoy today’s Read features!

Make It

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“X marks the spot” with this Corner Bookmark Tutorial from kootoyoo.
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Your youngest readers will enjoy this Rag Quilt Letters Tutorial from Jessica at Happy Together. Jessica loves to create tutorials and projects that are thrifty & quick, especially when her two year old daughter can enjoy the results. You can see examples of other people’s letters & numbers from this project in this photo pool, and you can find more of Jessica’s work in her Happy Together shop.
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Liesl shows you how to create this unique (& pretty) project in her Hexagon Eyeglass Case Tutorial at Liesl Made.
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Young readers will also love this Texture Words Book Project at BloesemKids Craft Projects. The tutorial was designed by Kristen from new house project so be sure to visit both sites & enjoy!
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Alli from One Pearl Button designed this Book-Style Kindle Cover Tutorial to incorporate elements of the “old-fashioned” book with new reading technology.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Reading & Writing, Bookworms & our Hanging Bed Organizer

Buy It

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Letterpress Book Re Marks from The Sherwood Press are “slender 3.5 x 7 bookmarks that open up to an eight-page notebook, enabling you to keep notes about the book you’re reading.” There are several nice Book Re Mark designs. Everything we’ve ever purchased from The Sherwood Press has been beautiful and made with thought & care. While you’re shopping be sure to check out their selection of cards and notebooks too.

Mix It

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You won’t want to miss this Chai Tea Syrup Recipe from Lucy at ArtJournal. We love the recipe (you will too) and who doesn’t like to sip a little chai tea while reading a favorite book?!

Print It

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Meytal from Honeyboo designed these Free Santa Notecards just for you. After you visit her blog and download your notecards be sure to browse in the Honeyboo shop. Meytal has a wide variety of 2010 calendars, art prints & printables for you to purchase!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win this book. The winner will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Junko Okawa, UONCA

(Shambhala/Trumpeter, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-717-5)

From the Publisher:

Ruffles, buttons, and lace are the perfect ingredients for little girls’ clothes; add some unfinished hems and plenty of room to run and play, and you have garments full of fanciful charm and practical playfulness. The twenty patterns in this book—from simple dresses with ruffled sleeves to blouses with crocheted lace and pants with sewn-on legwarmers—are of simple construction, yet full of the personality and details that little girls love.With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams, this book offers a treasure trove of whimsical outfits for girls ages four to seven. Full-size patterns are included in four sizes so that you can make the perfect fit.

Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of carefree style to your child’s life.

From the Make Good Crafts + Life Series

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
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3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear


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456 Responses to November 5 ~ Read

  1. Lindsey says:

    Hmmm… our home skips coffee and goes straight for the chai! Carefree Clothes for Little Girls looks like a winner too!

  2. Andrea says:

    Wow! I just made Lucy Knisley`s Chai Tea Syrup and it is amazing! I`m a big chai lover and I highly recommend this. Especially good with a little egg nog – Yummy!!

  3. Sonya says:

    Thanks so much for all of these terrific ideas. I’ve got to make some of the bookmarks for myself, as well as for gift giving. Your site is just wonderful, I’m so glad I found it!

  4. Rachael says:

    My family loves to read! What great ideas!

  5. Wehaf says:

    The texture book is lovely; I should make one for my niece!

  6. Courtney says:

    A corner bookmark – what a wonderful idea. No more dog-eared pages for me!

  7. Lots of great ideas! I love the corner bookmark.
    I really enjoy reading your “handmade holidays” posts.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Love the bookmark, the cover photograph of the book and the kindle cover…need to get a kindle but it would be better if someone gave me one as a gift (hint to my husband!). As if he read this blog :)

  9. megelin says:

    love the kindle cover. so cute.

  10. Angela says:

    I love the Carefree Clothes for Girls book. Shouldn’t we all have clothes that are carefree? And cute?

  11. Barb says:

    Thank you for the ideas. A nice, well-rounded list of ideas. A friend posted about the Kindle cover–I need one of those!

  12. Heidi says:

    I love the Chai recipe

  13. Jo Mama says:

    I found the rag letters earlier this fall and they inspired my own “handmade holidays”. (I am so glad I found this site since.) I’ve made one set and everyone I’ve given a sneak peak just loves them! Thanks for the great idea!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Great ideas!

  15. LisaC says:

    Cute bookmarks!

  16. Heather says:

    Wish I hand a kindle user to make for! Wish I had a kindle for that matter:).

  17. Hayes says:

    OO! A caool glasses case for my 10yo!

  18. Laura says:

    I love love love the hexagon eyeglass case…may be making one for myself today…

  19. amanda says:

    Wanty! :)

  20. Jen V says:

    I want to see more of that book! Chai syrup – brilliant gift!

  21. Karen says:

    I’d LOVE to have this book – thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Kris says:

    That Kindle cover makes me wish I had a Kindle. But I don’t, so I’ll make the corner bookmark….

  23. Katie says:

    I love my little boy, but this book makes me wish I had a girl too- With ginger hair!

  24. Lucie says:

    What an awesome bookmark!!! How clever!!!

  25. Rachel says:

    Corner bookmark is awesome!

  26. Marissa says:

    great ideas!

  27. Krystina says:

    What a fantastic bookmark!

  28. Tammy Miller says:

    Love the bookmark tute! THANKS!

  29. WOW, great ideas, I’ll be trying….

  30. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the quilted letters! So cool!

  31. Stacy says:

    I loved that chia tea recipe comic! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

  32. christy says:

    Oh! I have two little girls – and have been drooling over that book as soon as I heard of it! (gotta make some of those bookmarks, too!)

  33. Shelly says:

    I love Handmade Holidays! And to win a book that would help me make some little girls’ clothes – even better!

  34. Hashi says:

    The magnetic tape in the corner bookmark is a great idea. I wonder where I can buy it. I have the stuff you can put on the back of business cards to make fridge magnets but I think I’d want even thinner tape for this project.

  35. Hazel says:

    I love the eyeglass case tutorial! Thank you for hosting another Handmade Holidays. Every year there are so many great ideas!

  36. Tiina says:

    I love the bookmark.

  37. annette says:

    This looks like a fun book!

  38. MamaBee says:

    What great ideas! Thanks!

  39. Jenn says:

    No little girls in this house, but I have a niece who I could spoil rotten from that book! It looks beautiful!

  40. jeanette says:

    i like the letters, a nice present for my 6 year old son!

  41. Michele says:

    Great ideas…I love the Book-Style Kindle Cover!

  42. Kym says:

    I love the corner bookmark! Such a neat idea.

  43. Silvia says:

    I love the corner bookmark! It’s an excellent idea!

  44. Anna says:

    I think I would ADORE that book! I do love the bookmark from Kootoyoo – I think there may be a few of those made in the not too distant future!

  45. Beth says:

    I hope I’m not too late. This book looks fabulous!

  46. val says:

    Yay! Handmade Holidays for readers is awesome! Being a total book nerd I want to make everything… for myself. :D

  47. Julie says:

    I’m so glad you thought of these ideas! And if our gene pool doesn’t gift us with a girl any time soon, hopefully this book could help me with ideas for all my nieces!

  48. Sarah says:

    mmm…I love chai! Thanks for the recipe! Great tutes once again.

  49. mary says:

    These are great! Can’t wait to get started on a few.

  50. Angie says:

    These ladies blogs have more great handmade gift ideas, and some I want to make for me! I love the re-purpose re-make ideas –I need to start saving my old clothes & sweaters.

  51. Carrie says:

    What great ideas! I especially love the rag letters — I think I’ll make those for my kids for Christmas this year!

  52. Stephanie says:

    The corner bookmark is great!

  53. Katy says:

    Great ideas, I especially like the corner bookmark.

  54. Kimberly says:

    What a precious book!

  55. Stephanie says:

    I’m excited about making the letters for our son! Thanks for the tutorial.

  56. ss says:

    today’s ideas are right up my alley. Now to do them

  57. Chris Stalnaker says:

    Love the kindle book cover! I made a similar one because I could not stand the plain black leather cover. Glad to see I’m not alone!

  58. michelle says:

    Wow, I love the corner bookmark idea. Thanks! I want to make the rag letters too.

  59. Beth P. says:

    Oh, how I would love this book! Just the thing to inspire more sewing for my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing.

  60. Adviga says:

    My son would LOVE those rag quilt letters! I would LOVE the book of patterns for my little girl! Today’s post is a perfect fit for our family!!

  61. Nicole says:

    The recipe is awesome.

  62. Megan says:

    Awesome! I love the letters and the texture book, and the bookmarks look simple enough to make for the not-super-close, co-worker types.

  63. Livvie says:

    This all looks so wonderful. We have added the X marks the spot bookmark to our crafting list. Thanks.

  64. Magda says:

    Mmmmm. I love magnets. Bookmarks and letters. Wow!

  65. Diane says:

    Love that book corner mark!

  66. Abbi says:

    I am so enjoying all these tutorials! Thanks so much for having this series!

    The book you are giving away looks fun!

  67. Katy says:

    My husband is a librarian, or, guybrarian, so this is PERFECT. I already have so many ideas for this season!

  68. mon ami says:

    yeah for reading! double yeah for reading accessories!!

  69. Alissa says:

    I love the book cover, I made one not long ago that works, but this one works with FLAIR!

  70. Lynn Hynes says:

    I did the hexagon eyeglass case for my mother-in-law and she loved it! Easy to do and great tutorial!

  71. Amanda says:

    love this time of year! I keep looking back daily to see what has been cooked up!

  72. saganaga says:

    please enter me ! thanks !!!

  73. Annie says:

    So now I know what A kindle is!!

  74. RachelJ says:

    I love the rag quilt letters. They would make a great gift for toddlers and preschoolers.

  75. Alexis says:

    I love the quilted letters, I think they’d be great as fridge magnets too.

  76. Gina says:

    I’ve made one of kootoyoo’s bookmarks and they are FABULOUS.

  77. Marybeth says:

    The alphabet letters are totally sweet and I have been wanting to make some as magnets for my nephew. Thanks for the idea! Also, I’ve wanted this book since I first saw it and would love a chance to win it. I somehow don’t own a single craft book, and this one looks so sweet!

  78. Trisha says:

    Love the letter idea! The bookmark will make a nice gift for me!!!

  79. jen says:

    I’m definitely going to try the eyeglasses case, once I figure out paper piecing! This book is just wonderful – I finally have a daughter to sew for – waited a long time for that! This book would be wonderful!

  80. Sissy says:

    Chai tea and a delicious read…can life get any better?

  81. Alissa says:

    This is great. My parents are both librarians, and this is a perfect gift day for their holiday presents.

  82. Tayla B says:

    I love the bookmark and kindle cover ideas! I think I will be making those for some christmas gifts this year! :)

  83. Michelle S says:

    That bookmark is such a great idea. Never seen one like it!

  84. js says:

    Very useful links all at one place.thanks

  85. Kaye Prince says:

    I love reading and books (I’m currently doing my Master’s to become a librarian actually) so his was the perfect them-of-the-day for me!

  86. Donna says:

    Book cover for a kindle ..like that . . i haven’t been sold by on screen reading but if I can make it look like a book that’s attractive!

  87. Kimberly B says:

    I have never seen a corner bookmark. What a clever idea! I can’t wait to make one or two or three.

  88. SuBoo says:

    Heading straight to the bookmark corner tutorial!

  89. carla says:

    What a great idea for the corner bookmark. This would make a wonderful gift for those friends who love to read.

  90. Jodi says:

    Great ideas! Thanks.

  91. Jess says:

    I LOVE today’s tutorials! There is a ton of stuff I need to make for gifts and for me!

  92. danna osen says:

    Can’t wait to do some corner bookmarks. Great info here.

  93. Jessica says:

    This book is perfect for my little girl.

  94. Ruth says:

    I teach preschool, so I love the great tactile ideas you offer!

  95. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful book!! would love to win it!

  96. Jeannine says:

    Those bookmarks are great!

  97. Sarah ford says:

    I love the bookmark and can’t wait to make the alphabet!

  98. I love that texture words book … I’m going to make one when my new daughter arrives.

  99. Shawn says:

    Hurray for Handmade Holidays! I love the corner bookmark!

  100. Erica says:

    What fun ideas are listed today. The book looks absolutely beautiful!!

  101. My 2 year old daughter loved the texture book. We are going to try to make one together for her new baby cousin.

  102. Jo says:

    OMG, that book has been on my wishlist for some time!!! I’d love to win!!!!!! ^0^

  103. wendy says:

    I’m making the Hexagon Eyeglass Case for each of my in-laws this Christmas.

  104. Shannon Reed says:

    My bf definitely needs that Kindle holder. It will make me feel better about his hands clinging to that cold, hard plastic on a long subway ride!

  105. Junglewife says:

    love the chai tea syrup!!

  106. Ellen says:

    Oh, I’ve been eyeing this lovely book (from afar)…hope to see the real thing soon. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  107. christina says:

    A texture book! My baby is going to get lots of awesome SMS inspired stuff this year. Thanks.

  108. I have 3 girls under the age of 6 so this would be a wonderful book! Love the “X” marks the spot book mark!

  109. Dani says:

    I had a quilted alphabet wall hanging that I simply adored as a child. Why I never thought to make one for my niece is beyond me! Thanks for the inspiration!

  110. JD says:

    I’ve been eyeing that corner book mark for a while… maybe as christmas approaches, I’ll get to making it.

  111. Panamomma says:

    Great suggestions today. I look forward to making a few of them. Thanks for compiling it all this month.

  112. carmen says:

    What cozy projects–can’t wait to get started. The book looks really good too

  113. Bethany says:

    impressive!!

  114. LisaAlso says:

    I love the Kindle cover and would make one for my husband, but he likes the fact tha it doesn’t look like a book! Men are strange animals!

  115. Christy says:

    Very cozy projects! can’t wait to make that chai tea syrup!

  116. Amanda says:

    I dig that kindle cover, i’m going to modify it for my ebook reader! & those letters: C-U-T-E!

  117. Emily says:

    Love Chai – this recipe looks great!!

  118. Terri says:

    Ooooooo I want that book! : ) Love the little texture book! Plan on making it for my little guy! : )

  119. Andrea says:

    I love the texture book – I am going to try to incorporate the ideas into the busy book I am making for my daughter for Christmas.

  120. Jenn says:

    Thanks so much for the great ideas every day. There is at least one every day that I just say AAhhhh thats perfect!

  121. Kerneknop says:

    The book looks so cute. I wouldn’t mind having it :)

  122. Janie says:

    I would be thrilled to win this book. My four year old daughter totally suits the styles in this book. Thank you.

  123. Bettina Groh says:

    More great ideas to tickle the creative bones… i would love to win this book and my grand daughter would love me to have it too ( she gets most of the clothes I sew!).

  124. rebecca says:

    I think I’ll be trying the corner bookmark–what a great idea!

  125. Ting says:

    The rag letters look like they will be right up my new baby’s alley, once he gets here ;-)

  126. Jennifer says:

    I saw that bookmark tute a while ago and never saved it. So I’m thinking it’s fate because it’s perfect for my sister and her husband as a stocking stuffer!

  127. Shannah says:

    What a cool book!

  128. Grace Wong says:

    what a cute book!

  129. Karen H says:

    Love the eye glass case…so pretty!

  130. ~Helena~ says:

    All these items are great gift ideas. I guess I will be working on next list too.;)

  131. Suzanne says:

    More great ideas! I love the give away book too :)

  132. Jacqui says:

    I didn’t like hexagons much before but I’ve seen so many neat projects with them other than quilts recently, like the glasses case above, that I’m becoming quite the convert!

  133. Rebecca says:

    Oooh, I want that book! Looks so great.

  134. Mama Lusco says:

    I would love this book!

  135. Stacy says:

    More great ideas, thanks so much!

  136. Terri says:

    That little Kindle cover makes me wish we could buy Kindle here in Canada!

  137. Jill says:

    On my way to make some chai!

  138. Ticia says:

    OH! I so want today’s prize! And I love the idea of a corner bookmark.

  139. Lori Jarvis says:

    I love this book. I have 4 girls and now they are too big for this, but how I wish I had it then. I am getting a granddaughter in May, though! Oh I wish I wish for this book.

  140. Kellie says:

    Okay, I really really want that book! I have a 3 year old daughter and would love to sew all those cute things for her!

  141. Limor says:

    The corner book mark is brilliant. I’m going to have to make a few of those as gifts.

  142. rosinha_dos_limoes says:

    Hi! It’s the first time I comment on your blog, but I’ve been following for a while! I love it! It’s very inspiring!

  143. susan mzf says:

    those quilt letters are just so adorable! I can’t wait to make some banners for my art room!

  144. julia says:

    Drinking Chai tea made from this recipe right now!!–Came home from work & a dear dear friend had left a jar of it on my porch!!

  145. PenguitoSmile says:

    I love the texture book idea, along with the kindle book cover–thats so creative! I think I will modify the idea for my PDA which I write my novels on!
    :D

  146. Kirsten says:

    Everything is beautiful! I love all these ideas.

  147. Isabel Coelho says:

    Lovely ideas!!! Thank you!

  148. Lavina Dee says:

    I’ve been thinking about that book….On the one hand I don’t have girls. On the other hand, I DO have a sweet little niece. Hmmmm.

  149. Ingrid says:

    Oh, those rag quilt letters are fun! And I’ve got a carefree girl that I love to make clothes for.

  150. Emilee says:

    I love the look of that book. And your handmade holidays ideas are amazing, as usual.

  151. RachelM says:

    I can’t believe all the amazing tutorials that are out there! Thanks for the giveaway.

  152. Jennifer Matthews says:

    I’m really looking forward to the holidays this year. Such fun, simple gift ideas.

  153. Karen says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I want this book!!

  154. Rebecca says:

    Great ideas! I’ll be making the eyeglass case for myself and the texture book for my son.

  155. Alyssa says:

    I have the bookmark on my to make gift list for my mother-in-law & the quilt alphabet is now on my 2yr old’s christmas list for me to make, love SMS! Plus the giveaway book would be wonderful!

  156. Lara says:

    I have a six year old who would look great in these carefree clothes!

  157. gonzomama says:

    the x marks the spot bookmark made me smile! thank you for sharing so many inspiring ideas. (i have been pining for that book, my fingers are crossed!)

  158. Cara says:

    You can add me to the list of fans for the corner bookmark.

  159. Darla says:

    Love all the little gift ideas. I am determined that this will be the Christmas to have more handmade. Would love to see this book!

  160. Maria says:

    The chai tea syrup recipe sounds delicious! Love it!

  161. Jodie says:

    oh my! my little girls stocking is getting fuller by the day with all these ideas! I’m going to make the quilted letters ASAP, hopefully help her learn more than ‘em en em o pee!’

  162. Marnae says:

    I started the rag quilt letters a while ago…and am creating name wall hangings for my children with them. They are such a cute idea, so we will see how they turn out. Would love try some ideas from that book for my three girls!

  163. kelly jo says:

    Ooh, I love this book!! And I can’t wait to make some of these projects, all very cute!

  164. Aimee says:

    This is one of my favorite subjects!!! So many great things! I’m especially excited about the book re^marks! What a super idea! Thank you!!!

  165. Amy says:

    Such fun ideas. I will have to try a couple when I get a chance. That book would be great fun for me to play with!! My girl love to dress up.

  166. --ginger. says:

    Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh love these. Especially the corner bookmark. Dangit. Don’t have any idea how I’m going to sew all I want to before 12.25

  167. Coralee says:

    Wow, you guys just top the tutorial list more and more every year!

  168. Nicole says:

    I am definitely making the kindle cover for my sister, and I love the chai recipe! I NEED this book for my munchkin, though. :)

  169. Grace says:

    Bought my first pair of bi-focals so good thing the eyeglass case tute is here! Book looks really cute!

  170. Michelle says:

    I already had those rag letters on my list to make. They are adorable and would be a great gift.

  171. Valerie says:

    Love all the great ideas! Very inspirational!

  172. Jennifer says:

    Wow – y’all just found a way to make reading even more addictive!

  173. Kathy says:

    Can’t wait to try these out!

  174. Lauren says:

    so cute, i would love to make clothes for my little girl

  175. Becky says:

    the corner bookmark will make a stocking stuffer for dad, & the texture book has many possibilities

  176. Christina says:

    I’m having a great time checking your site each day for more ideas!

  177. Gretchen says:

    O my goodness that book looks precious!

  178. Andrea P. says:

    I love those rag quilt letters! The book looks great, too!

  179. Jen C. says:

    Love the corner bookmark

  180. Angela says:

    My 5-year-old daughter loves for me to make clothes for her. I’d love this book.

  181. Nicole says:

    We are a family of bookworms – right down to the littlest ones and so this post is fabulous! So many wonderful ideas – thanks so much!

  182. Kristen says:

    love the bookmarks!

  183. sandyandcosmo says:

    What a great recipe for Chai Tea Syrup, thank you!

  184. Kerri says:

    I really like the bookmark. I’m giving of books as gifts for Christmas and these would go well with them.

  185. Rita says:

    that texture book is so cool. I am definitely going to make one of those and one of the color books (shown in the scraps month) for my girl on the way.

  186. ms.cleaver says:

    The corner bookmark and kindle cover as so clever!

  187. Sarah says:

    enjoyed the gift ideas for readers of different ages :) but i might need to make the corner bookmark for myself too!

  188. Celeste says:

    The Kindle holder would make such a great gift for my grandpa (so hard to craft for, usually!) and I’m definitely making a set of those rag letters for my littles this year!

  189. jessi says:

    I love the texture book!

  190. Salihan says:

    Love the kindle cover! And of course that book looks adorable.

  191. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for those great ideas!
    I love the bookmark!

  192. Sarah says:

    Loving how Owls are becoming more and more commonplace in Christmas stuff :)

  193. Erika says:

    I love the look of this book and saw some things that had been made from it on another blog!

  194. Karen says:

    All these ideas are winners, including the book!

  195. Mary says:

    that texture book is just what i have been looking for for my nephew, thanks.

  196. Sally says:

    how is it possible to have yet another day of everything cool? this is seriously addicting!

  197. Robyn says:

    That book looks great and so do all of theese ideas!!!

  198. Heather x says:

    oh what a great book! I could have so much fun making clothes for my little girl, Alyssa-Jean, thank you for the chance to win a copy :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  199. Jennifer says:

    As an extremely voracious reader (think obsessive!), I really really like this post.
    (I want that book!)

  200. Julie says:

    The texture word book looks like a great idea.

  201. Jill D says:

    Oh I wish I could afford a kindle for my partner to go along with the kindle cover. THAT would be a cool Christmas present! I’ve been eyeing that book for awhile for my little 2 year old girl.

  202. BrendaDe says:

    love the corner bookmark! Would also love to win the book!

  203. sy says:

    texture words book is a great idea

  204. Erica says:

    Love the hexagon eyeglasses case, and the corner bookmark is so clever! Great picks as always. :)

  205. Teresa p says:

    Great list! I love the texture book idea. I haven’t seen the giveaway book before. I looks really good.

  206. Gabriel says:

    Looks like a great book! Looking forward to checking out some of those projects

  207. Jill says:

    I may need to make those corner bookmarks for my bookclub! I love gifts that go with books, and I would love to win that book!

  208. Bethany says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  209. Christy says:

    love the corner page bookmark!And thatbookwould be great!

  210. Marijke says:

    I have 2 little girls and I am a sew-a-holic… so I definitely LOVE this blog (and the book :-) )! Greetings from Belgium :-)

  211. Roxanne says:

    I love the quilt letters. That would be fun and easy to make for my girl, who incidentally would like some clothes out of that book too!

  212. Jody says:

    Oh how I would LOVE that book!!! The chai tea syrup recipe sounds yummy! Love the corner bookmark too.

  213. Deanna says:

    Corner bookmark? What a clever idea. I had never even considered that.

  214. crissy says:

    I want to try Jessica’s letters. She is a blog favorite of mine!

    The book looks amazing, I have a daughter and I LOVE to sew for her! :o)

  215. Erika says:

    The texture book is such a great idea! I think I’ll have to make one for my nephew now.

  216. Alyson says:

    Love handmade holidays!! Can’t wait to see more!

  217. Emily says:

    I get so many good ideas here it’s insane! I love these! I also just decided yesterday to make a lot more Christmas gifts… so I have some work ahead of me seeing as I also have a nine-month-old. :)

  218. indywriter says:

    I love the corner bookmark idea. Very clever.

  219. KImberlee says:

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  220. Andrea says:

    This is my absolute favorite so far!! I love to read and chai is my absolute favorite drink. Thank you, thank you!

  221. Chrissy Brooker says:

    Love the free notcards. They will be perfect for my family. Thanks so much for sharing. The texture word book is great too. Perfect for my little niece. Please enter me in the drawing for today’s book. That, too, would be perfect for her!

  222. susan says:

    There are several readers on my Christmas list — thanks for all the great ideas!

  223. sarah says:

    My little sister is due with her first girl in January. I’d love to be able to sew for my very first niece!

  224. Mara says:

    I’ve decided the corner bookmarks are going to be a staple Christmas present in our house–along with a good book to read while using it! Oh, and I really want a copy of Carefree Clothes for Girls!

  225. D'Lane says:

    I have several “little” ones on my Christmas list and I have been thinking about touch and feel books. I can’t wait to further explore these tutorials!

  226. Louise says:

    What fantastic projects! That book looks great too, just the sort of clothes my daughter would wear :)

  227. Tanya says:

    That texture book is definitely going on my list. Thanks so much!

  228. aw, the textured word book is wonderful! my 2 year old little guy would love one! :)

  229. Sherry says:

    That Kindle cover makes my “hanging on to REAL books” grip just a little looser. Thanks!

  230. Theresa says:

    Definitely making the Chai recipe… would be great to be sipping it while looking at that fabulous book!

  231. craftytammie says:

    I made some of those rag letters for my kiddos, they are easy and fun! I’m wishing I had all the ingredients for the chai syrup, sounds delish.

  232. Stacey says:

    I would love to win this book. I have two wonderful daughters who would love some new clothes made by mom. I would love new ideas.

  233. Jennifer O. says:

    All good ideas! I love the kindle cover.

  234. Tammy says:

    Even more great ideas! Thanks so much for these.

  235. Natasha says:

    I really want to win that book.

  236. hollie says:

    love the kindle cover for me!!! I’ve been wanting this book too, a certain little girl was eyeing the contents in the book store the other day…

  237. Jessica Fuester says:

    Oh yum! That Chai Tea syrup recipe sounds great! Thanks for posting the link to it, and all of the other great links to fun tutorials! My sewing ‘to-do’ list is getting verrrry long!

  238. Carlee says:

    <3 books! <3 reading! Fun ideas…and that book…I have a lil girl who loves when I make her stuff :)

  239. Cecily says:

    There are some great ideas here for to reader on your gift list. Thanks.

  240. Laura says:

    Love to sew little girl clothes that aren’t prissy, but still feminine. Might purchase the book when my little girl is big enough.

  241. Megan says:

    Love the bookmark!

  242. Teresa says:

    Great giveaway!! Thank you for this fabulous month of giveaways! I’ve been looking at this book for a long time!

  243. amelia says:

    love it.

  244. heather says:

    This is the give away I’ve been waiting for! Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials this season.

  245. Anja says:

    Oh I love to read. I usually wrap my books in newspaper but I’ll sure try to make that Kindle Cover.
    Speaking of books… this is third time that i’m participating in a giveaway for carefree clothes for girls book. I hope I’ll be lucky this time.

  246. phadsgal says:

    I’ll be making the texture book for my niece, and the chai for me!

  247. Toya McClurkan says:

    oh, i need that book to sew things for my niece! too cute!

  248. Micah says:

    Love it! My daughter is very into her ABCs right now, so the letters are perfect

  249. PosyMosey says:

    I love the corner bookmark! One will be included with every book gift we give this year and the rag letters are wonderful!! I think I will make a set for my youngest 3 kids, plus a set of each of their names.
    The book is to-die-for and I really hope to win it!!!

  250. Erica says:

    I want this book so bad!

  251. Sarah Vee says:

    Everyday I am amazed at the selection you have gathered for us! The corner bookmark made me go “ah ha!” This is a great one to use some of the vintage kerchiefs I found this summer. Great ideas. Lovely lovely lovely! Thanks for another inspirational day!

  252. emily says:

    Love the chai tea syrup recipe. The illustration is what sold me! I think I might need to try that very soon!

  253. Lisa says:

    I love that corner “x marks the spot” bookmark.
    It’s genius, I think I need to make about five of these.

  254. jm says:

    The rag quilt lettrs are very cute!

  255. Hannah says:

    I love the rag quilt letters and am sure we will be seeing a set at our house soon

  256. Shaz says:

    Hooray! With one little girl and another on the way I need this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  257. Kathie says:

    I am so hoping I win this book. Thanks for this month of tutorials. This is my first year with it & I look forward it every day during the children’s nap time.

  258. Sarah says:

    That corner bookmark is such a great idea!

  259. cinzia allocca says:

    I will be making those raggety quilt letters!!!

  260. wendy says:

    what great gift ideas! My family are all voracious readers, so book-related gifts will be a huge hit, I’m sure! Thanks :)

  261. Marisa says:

    Carefree clothes for girls looks wonderful! Adding it to my list!

  262. Michelle says:

    I just made the X marks the spot bookmark as part of a bridal shower gift! It’s a destination wedding so part of the gift was the bookmark, a book and a eye mask so she could be entertained on the long flight and catch a few winks if she needed to.

  263. Rachel says:

    I would love to win that book! I also am planning to make some notebook covers–another idea to add to your list, though I think they may have been on last years’ list. LOVE all the ideas.

  264. Allison says:

    I am totally making the rag quilt letters for my nieces when they are just a little older (one just turned 1, and one has not been born yet!)

  265. Pauline says:

    What a fabulous book, would love to sew some of these sweet things for the little girls in my life.

  266. Sarah c. says:

    I would love to have that book in my collection! My daughter is getting big enough for little girls clothes!

  267. amy says:

    I am excited to try the rag letters and I would love to win the book! Also, here is another wonderful reading-related tutorial for a patchwork book cover: http://pvdhandmade.blogspot.com/2009/10/sewing-book-cover.html

  268. Erika says:

    I really want that book!

  269. SparklePetal says:

    I’m really enjoying what you’re putting together for Handmade Holidays, keep it coming please!

  270. Sonja says:

    The corner bookmark is so cute and practical.

  271. bruinbr says:

    That textured word book tutorial is just what I’ve been looking for!

  272. Amelie says:

    So many great ideas! I would be thrilled to win that book!

  273. LFinn says:

    I love the book cover for the Kindle! Perhaps I should make one in the hopes that I might one day get a Kindle…The giveaway book looks amazing. I would love to have it for clothes for my little girl. Thanks for a month of amazing ideas.

  274. Toby says:

    My brother’s girlfriend is a SERIOUS reader. I strive to be like her, but just dont make the time like I should. These would be some great things for her!

  275. Hilary says:

    I love the x book corner mark that would be so much easier pulse the kindle cover would defeintly help with my adversion to electronic media.

  276. Carrie L says:

    Great ideas! I’d love to win the book, too!

  277. caroline says:

    Keep the great ideas coming! We love de-commercializing the holidays =)

  278. Angel says:

    Oh I’d love to win that book with 2 cute girlies and a stash to plow through!

  279. Jenne says:

    Love the bookmark!

  280. Keri says:

    Great ideas! I’m so interested in this book!

  281. Shannon says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book!

  282. Lise says:

    Ooh, this book is SO tempting to me. Thank you for the chance to win.

  283. Deanne says:

    Really like the tutorial on the bookmark. I will keep the Kindle cover tutorial just in case a Kindle or other reader shows up under my Christmas tree.

  284. Janet says:

    Can not wait to make the chai. Yum Yum! Oh, and the book looks great.

  285. Aileen says:

    this book would be perfect for my almost 5 year old!

  286. Jenn says:

    I will definitely be making the rag letters for my 3 yr old and my friend’s babies.

  287. What fun ideas…and the book looks awesome!

  288. Nancy says:

    What a fantastic idea for girls’ clothes! I sew for my nieces, and am always looking for things they can run and jump and play in.

  289. Kadybug says:

    I like the corner bookmark idea – so very clever! :) I printed of the Chai Tea recipe and am going to surprise my honey with some tonight. Thank you!

  290. Elizabeth says:

    I love the illustration for the chai recipe. One cannot drink too much tea while reading. :)

  291. dorothy says:

    That Kindle cover is such a great idea. Somehow makng it less tech-y nd more inviting. Now, if only I had a Kindle to make one for…

    And Carefree Clothes for Girls? I have been dying to get my hands on a copy, especially since discovering I’m having a girl in April.

  292. Bethany says:

    That books looks wonderful! I really like the little corner bookmark too.

  293. Heather B says:

    Love the corner bookmark! I hate bending corners into pages & thus have to scan through the book until I find my page.

  294. Sonicka says:

    As a Language Arts teacher, I LOVE these projects! Maybe my classes need a project day soon…

  295. sonya says:

    thanks for adding the chai syrup recipe–I love it & I’m always looking for simpler/more frugal ways to make it!
    ~

  296. Carrie says:

    Love those quilted letters.

  297. mommymae says:

    ooo…i’ve never seen chai syrup! yum!

  298. Allison says:

    that corner bookmark is great! And I NEED that book too :)

  299. sus says:

    would love to win this book so i can sew sew sew for my little nieces!

  300. Bunny says:

    Lucy’s chai recipe is great, very tasty!

  301. Elizabeth says:

    I love the HH3 series. I am getting great ideas for Christmas! I would live to be today’s winner!

  302. Oooh! I would LOVE to win that book!! I have 2 little girls, and I love learning to sew new things for them all the time! How perfect!!

  303. DebbieKL says:

    My son would love a set of Rag Quilt Letters! Maybe for Xmas? Thanks!

  304. Elizabeth says:

    The book re-marks are the best idea ever… what a great product for literally ANYONE!

  305. Sarah says:

    cute! I love Liesl’s glasses case.

  306. Jennifer says:

    Loved the textured book. What a fun idea!

  307. Lorene says:

    The corner bookmark is a great idea!

  308. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the link :) And, what an awesome give away! I’ve had my eye on that book…

  309. Michelle says:

    I think my 6 month old would love to find the texture book under our tree this year! What a great idea.

  310. Ellen says:

    This post is right up our alley, a family where almost all anyone asks for is Books!

  311. Melanie says:

    I am always looking for more clothing inspiration for my little girl. This one has been added to my wish list!

  312. Katie says:

    What great projects today. And I MUST HAVE that book!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  313. Lea says:

    I love this month on SMS, full of fun ideas. And the giveaways are fun, too, of course.

  314. annalea says:

    that book is on my christmas list! i think the corner bookmark looks great.

  315. Jen says:

    If only I had more time before the holidays to try some of these ideas for my little girl’s stocking! Maybe next year… when I don’t have to make two quilts, a knit dress, and two sets of hats and mittens in the next month and a half.

  316. The fabric letters have been on my to do list for along time. Maybe I’ll get them this Christmas!

  317. Katie B says:

    I LOVE the BookRemarks! What a great stocking stuffer.

  318. amandah says:

    Everyday just gets better and better. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the end of month without palpations.

  319. Amy says:

    I just printed the Chai tea syrup recipe – love the illustrated format.

  320. Tracy says:

    I LOVE the corner bookmark! Oooooh! I’d love to make some outfits for my little girl! Thank you!

  321. Karen Gass says:

    Since I just gained 2 new granddaughters (so far have 9 grandsons) I’d love to have this book so I could sew for them :)

  322. Jennifer B says:

    I would love to win this book!

  323. Cayce says:

    chai tea! yay and yum! you all are adding so many crafting projects to my already long list :D

  324. Jessica says:

    what cute ideas! The book looks really great too.

  325. Jenny says:

    what clever ideas, i love them all.

  326. Judi B says:

    I have several nieces to sew some cute little outfits for. I would love to win this book.

  327. Allison says:

    Liesl’s eyeglass case is so pretty! And I can’t wait to make some chai syrup.

  328. Hillary says:

    Ooh! I totally want to win that awesome book. I have a little girl that would look adorable in the clothes.

  329. I like the rag quilt letters – how fun – the corner bookmark is very clever……

  330. Penny says:

    Fantastic tutorials, I’ll be making all of the above. Brilliant, thanks so much !!

  331. Tamara (AK) says:

    I am also enjoying this series! So many good ideas, so little time…

  332. Jane says:

    Oooh, I have been admiring the carefree clothes book. I just finished a tiered patchwork skirt using fabric from your shop and can’t wait to find more projects to make for my daughter!

  333. Katie says:

    Oh, that little book just makes my heart happy…and I know the patterns found therein would make a certain little girl in my life VERY happy:)I’m lovin’ all the ideas this year for a handmade holiday!! Thank you!

  334. Jennifer says:

    the chai tea recipe looks fantastic. Love the bookmarker but I’m sure they would simply be scattered all over the place with my three little readers.

  335. Nichole says:

    Love reading related gifts! Reading = sewing = my dream day!

  336. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the link to the chai recipe! I never liked chai until I tasted it in India. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it like they do since I got back. I’ll be giving this one a try!

    Jen

  337. Madeline says:

    I love the rag quilt letters and the texture word books – my little one is 8 months and she would go crazy for these! Thanks for always posting such marvelous ideas!!

  338. Holly says:

    whoo boy, would I love to win that book!! I have 3 little girls that I love to sew for.

  339. Meg says:

    Love the rag quilt letters!

  340. Crystal says:

    I love the book mark cover!! So nice!!

  341. allysha says:

    I foresee some book themed gift packages this year!

  342. Carey says:

    I’ll never give up book-reading, but that little kindle cover makes me think twice. So cute.

  343. I love the book remarks from The Sherwood Press! What a terrific idea. The giveaway looks very interesting!

  344. I am going to go home and mix up some of the Chai Tea Syrup tonight!

  345. Elle says:

    Oooh! The chai tea recipe just made me thirsty! This book is #1 on my wish list now that I have a baby girl that inspires me :) PS my boys inspire me too- but there just isn’t as much cute stuff for them!

  346. Alice S says:

    I’ve never heard of this book, but it looks awesome from the description. Thanks for the Handmade tutorial compilations.

  347. Kara says:

    I’ve been wanting to purchase this book! I hope I win.

  348. Michelle says:

    I love all the ideas again this year! Thanks for all the inspiration. This book looks like it will have some great ideas, too. Happy Holidays!

  349. Dacia says:

    I think I have to get that book! So many fun things to make for my daughter,her friends and cousins!

  350. Rene' says:

    Love the Kindle cover. Will definitely check that out.

  351. Bitts says:

    I will definitely be making the Kindle Cover for my mother for Christmas! She just got one and loves it — but I think making it a little more personal will be helpful for the transition.

    My 3 y/o would love some Carefree Clothes for Girls, too!

    Also tweeted!

  352. Nikki says:

    each day gets better :) I’m off to make some chai tea syrup!

  353. Amy says:

    “Carefree Clothes for Girls” looks interesting and my daughter just turned four so she’s the perfect age for it!

  354. Jenny says:

    How lovely! My favorite is the owl re-mark bookmarks. What a clever idea!

  355. Leisel says:

    Wow! Where do you come up with all these ideas?

  356. amy says:

    I’ve had my eye on that book since the first review I read about it! Hope I win! Thanks :)

  357. Laurel says:

    Great looking stuff, as usual. Loving the handmade holidays!

  358. alison says:

    Oooh, love the Kindle cover! And I really need a new eyeglass case. Cool projects!

  359. kathy says:

    I would love that book! two little nieces need those clothes :)

  360. Kerry says:

    Could we modify the patterns in the book to fit older girls *cough*like, adults*cough*? ;)

  361. Barbara says:

    I must say that 5 days in I’m loving the ideas for a handmade holiday. The little corner bookmark is so sweet and I guess anything could be embroidered onto it too.

  362. Brenna says:

    I LOVE the book corner!!!

  363. Erin says:

    May need those book re-marks. I’m a sucker for anything letterpressed.

  364. Shawna says:

    The bookmark is too clever! I needed a secret sister project for this week and this looks great!

  365. Tabitha says:

    I love those rag letters! The Chai syrup looks like something my daughter would like, too.

  366. michaelann says:

    fun! love everything.

  367. Jena says:

    I love the first bookmark!

  368. michaelann says:

    wow, what fun projects! and i love the book!

  369. Joanna says:

    Oh I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! and I LOVE handmade Holidays! This will be the 3rd year in a row that I have made almost all of my Christmas gifts and I don’t think I could have done it without you!

  370. I really would love to have this book!!!

  371. Sandra says:

    Thank you so much for including a recipe with ever post. My good intentions say, “I’ll sew thus and so” but, in reality, it’s the kitchen recipes that get the time and effort.

  372. Tammy says:

    Fun stuff! I love those magnets!

  373. Lupine Swanson says:

    This book would be put to good use at my house. Holidays and beyond.

  374. Chrissy says:

    Oh! I so want this book and am so happy you reminded me to ask Santa for it for Christmas!!! (Maybe you can be my Santa?)

  375. Rebecca says:

    I WANT THAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  376. Em says:

    How interesting – I haven’t ever heard of a corner bookmark before, but it looks neat! I think the fabric letters are a great idea too, but I might try making them in Cursive instead! Beautiful!

  377. Angela says:

    I’ve been eying that book. Such great ideas. Thanks.

  378. Jenn X says:

    The rag quilt letters and texture book are perfect for my list this year. We’ve got a lot of baby friends!

  379. Mary Claire says:

    More great ideas! I would love to get this book and make cute little things for my little girl!

  380. Kirsten says:

    Oh I have just wanted to get my hands on this book. I so look forward to the chai syrup recipe. I have a recipe but it is for powdered. I love that I can make the syrup to add to my own type of milk. Thanks!

  381. Louby Lou says:

    Fab! I’ve been wanting an glasses case pattern for a while, this is going on my christmas to-do list! :-D

  382. Fawn says:

    I love the kindle cover!

  383. elizabeth says:

    I cannot wait to make that bookmark. What a neat idea.

  384. rebecca says:

    i can’t wait to make the corner bookmark!!!

  385. Devon says:

    Love the ideas, keep them coming!!

  386. Leigh says:

    I love the Kindle cover! Thanks for sharing that!

  387. Hilda says:

    so many more great ideas! thanks

  388. Abby says:

    I can’t believe I lived without this blog for so long. Love it. And I have so been drooling over that book for ages.

  389. Kate M. says:

    That corner bookmark looks adorable– and easy to whip up! Perfect!

  390. Christine says:

    That corner bookmark is adorable!

  391. Somer says:

    Oh I love it. We are a family of readers.

  392. Jeanie G says:

    that book looks adorable! and the quilted letters are great as well!!

  393. megan says:

    You gals pick the best of the best, that give away book looks awesome, I have a little girl that fits that discription to a “T”. Corner book marks here I come.

  394. Alisha says:

    I love love love the textures book! Might make one for my goddaughter this weekend. :)

  395. Margie says:

    I really want to make a set of the rag quilt letters for my twin neice & nephew! Such wonderful ideas & that book looks wonderful. I just might buy one for me.

  396. Sara says:

    That makes me want a cup of chai tea…and a trip to the library! The quilt letters are great; I loved the version in the Scrapbuster contest, and I wonder if you can easily make them into magnets?

  397. Paulina says:

    As I’m the mother of 7 months old boy the idea with the Texture Words book is really great to me. In fact I’m doing at the moment a fabric book for my little with simple items such as: sun, a bag with the string, a box etc. I hope he will like it :).

  398. Brittney says:

    So cute would love this book!

  399. Lucy Johnson says:

    love the texture words book .
    already i have too many ideas to choose from, from handmade holidays!
    help, its only the 5th!
    that carefree clothes for girls book looks so fun. :-)

  400. Sarah AJ says:

    Great projects! I have several readers who need the corner bookmarks. :)

  401. Emily says:

    I can’t wait to try the Kindle Cover! Thanks for all the great information!

  402. qsogirl says:

    i *love love love* those rag quilt letters! i definitely want to make some for my future children :)

  403. Tong says:

    Great projects and inspirations! I wish I had more time in the day for making some of these beautiful items.

  404. Melissa says:

    Count me in!

  405. Amy says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog–thank you so much for these awesome ideas! We are planning a handmade holiday season, and I am getting some great inspiration from you. Can’t wait to see what else is coming!

  406. kristin says:

    Love the book! Lots of great ideas!!!

  407. Jennifer Davis says:

    Oh, my! I was unaware of the existence of “Carefree Clothes for Girls” – I have at least one new granddaughter on the way with a 50/50 chance on two more!! Now to have a good “Carefree Clothes for Boys” for the other two!! (Whew – from 1 grandchild to 5 in less than a year!!) My sewing machines are getting a good workout!

  408. Lorrie says:

    Mmm, chai tea syrup – I’m definitely printing that! Reading is my favourite way to relax – after a day of sewing!

    Lorrie

  409. Love the corner bookmark! Ingenius. I really, REALLY want to win the book. I have seven daughters and while the book is perfect for the four youngest the three oldest know how to sew and can help make the clothes. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  410. molly says:

    I love that corner bookmark and would be thrilled to win that book!

  411. Caroline V says:

    I’ve seen this book, adorable!

  412. Rachel says:

    I love the texture word book idea – a great Christmas gift idea for all the babies my friends are having!

  413. Amanda says:

    Great choice for a theme! Lots of readers in my life, and I love that you included the smallest ones =)

  414. Sarah says:

    Such great reading-focused gift ideas! Thanks!

  415. Kellie says:

    Oh, my, am I first. I think first never get chosen, but heres a go at making it possible.

  416. Christina says:

    oh, I have been coveting this book for ages!!!!

  417. Katie says:

    Oh yay! I’ve been dying to get a look at this book. Love the “Read” concept for today. We had some pretty serious-looking snow this morning. It would have been lovely to curl up with a book and read and sip tea.

  418. Liz says:

    As a mom of a pre-schooler and an infant, I really like the texture words book. I am definately going to be making an x-marks the spot bookmark for my mom for Christmas. It looks fun, and functional.

  419. alisha says:

    I love the rag quilt letters. And I think my daughter would love the textured words book.

  420. Candace says:

    those letterpress bookmarks are amazing!

  421. aSprinkling says:

    I am liking that corner bookmark. I’m definitely going to check it out and consider making a few for Christmas presents!

  422. Katie says:

    oh a textured word book – that’s a good idea!

  423. Christina says:

    More great projects! love the kindle cover!

  424. vegbee says:

    I’ve been pining for this book for a bit now… It would be lovely to win!

  425. Michelle Warkentin says:

    Ah!!!! I’m dying to own a copy of Carefree Clothes for girls. I thought I would put it on my Christmas List so that I had something to tell my Mother-in-law to buy for me, but I would love to win it and have it before Christmas. =)

  426. Maggie says:

    That carefree clothes for girls book would be so perfect for my two little ones. How adorable. I am also going to try the chai tea syrup.

  427. carmel says:

    i was just on my way to make a book cover that i need so bad!
    with a matching bookmark
    its always nice to have them around!

  428. Michelle says:

    I’m loving all the sewing tutes, of course, but am surprised to find myself drawn to each one of your “Mix It” suggestions lately, too. Thanks so much for these lists every year, you guys are the best!

  429. sarah says:

    love that corner bookmark, and can’t wait to give the chai recipe a try!

  430. katherine says:

    the texture book is awesome! I am looking forward to making one for my little one! kindle cover is great! I like the contrast of handmade for technology.

  431. Andrea says:

    Great ideas! I think the texture word books will go well with some care packages we’re making for the domestic violence shelter.

  432. Gretchen says:

    I love those rag quilt letters – i teach preschool special ed, and my kiddos would love them!

  433. Anna Graham says:

    Oh, I’d love that book. Thanks for the awesome giveaways and tutorials!

  434. Becky says:

    I wish I had time to make all of these!! Thanks for all the pretty ideas.

  435. Josefine says:

    So many projects, so little time! Thanks for the inspiration and I would not mind to win the book, looks great!

  436. Liesl says:

    Yay! I can see my tutorial is in good company. ;)
    And count me in to win that book! After lots of little boys, friends have finally started having little girls and I am so obsessed with making them things.

  437. Nicole V says:

    Super cool! I love the pagemarkers. Great idea and a great gift for a reader this Christmas! I love new ideas for Christmas gifts.

  438. There are so many book lovers in my life, these ideas will make for some quick gifts to go with books!

  439. Crystal says:

    OH, how wonderful… I would really put this book to good use!

  440. Nadia says:

    That X marks the spot bookmark is such a clever idea!

  441. Sunny says:

    Love the rag quilt letters!!!!

  442. Debra says:

    LOVE the corner bookmark!! That’s so cool. :-)

  443. rachel says:

    love the kindle cover and the book looks fun!

  444. Nanna says:

    love, love love these ideas!

  445. sewwhatifiknit? says:

    I like the bookmark!

  446. Disrepaired says:

    Those corner bookmarks are a great idea. I often buy books as christmas and birthday gifts and they would be perfect for that little something extra special.

  447. Jen says:

    My son looked at the letters and says ooohh we need those.

  448. Jessica says:

    Just started following your blog and am really enjoying it. Lots and lots of great ideas — nearly overwhelming. Don’t know where to begin (-;

  449. perches says:

    The corner bookmark project is so clever! Thank you :)

  450. Leigh says:

    I am getting so many great ideas so far!!! Thank you for doing this again!

  451. Susanne says:

    With two wee ones around, I don’t get as much time to read as I’d like lately, but these would all make great gifts!

  452. I love the corner bookmark – how clever!

  453. Megan Lazzar says:

    Ooooo I love these ideas. Might just have to make some for myself. :)

  454. Lola Nova says:

    Again, so many creative ideas!

  455. Christina says:

    My sister and I are total bookworms. Today’s tutorials are really great ideas that I can use.

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